Friday, January 12th through Thursday, January 18th.

While we’re still in the slow season for rock concerts, it’s a perfect time to check out some local rockers making sweet noise. Friday night, Beaten Awake and The Dreadful Yawns top the bill at The Grog Shop. Saturday night, The Black Diamonds bring their big, bluesy riff-tastic rock and roll machine to The Hi-Fi in Lakewood. Next week, the American roots-rock maestro, Bobby Bare, Jr., returns to The Beachland Ballroom on Monday night when we opens the show for Andrew Bird. Now, let’s say you’re in the mood for some thick, reverb-heavy, wall-of-sound rock, then Chicago’s Pinebender, will more than fill that bill when they hit the stage Tuesday at The Beachland Tavern. Finally, next Thursday at The Beachland Tavern, there’s a very strong triple bill stocked with cleveland rock with Houseguest, This Is Exploding, and The Celebrity Pilots.